MINSK, 26 November (BelTA) – Chairperson of the Council of Republic's Standing Commission on Economy, Budget and Finance Tatyana Runets has been elected Deputy Chairperson of the Standing Commission on Economy and Finance of the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly. The decision was taken at the meeting of the CIS IPA Standing Commission on 26 November, BelTA learned from the press service of the upper chamber of the parliament.
In her speech, Tatyana Runets thanked the commission members for their trust. “I am glad to join the work of the IPA CIS Standing Commission on Economy and Finance in the status of its Deputy Chairperson. I hope for joint fruitful work in the economic block of the Assembly,” she said.
The MP said that the agenda of the meeting comprised 17 issues, including organizational ones and also draft model laws and recommendations.
The participants of the meeting considered issues related to the activity of the CIS IPA Standing Commission, and heard out information on the results of its work in 2019. The participants exchanged views on the results of the meeting of the CIS IPA Expert Council on Economy in 2020 and made decisions on the recommendations made by the Council.
Belarus made a number of proposals on the agenda. As for the CIS IPA draft model law “On state regulation of foreign trade activity”, the need was noted to improve or systematic update of the document due to the fact that it was developed in 2015, and currently, foreign trade activity is carried out in accordance with the rules of the World Trade Organization, regulated by the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union, the CIS Free Trade Zone Treaty.
Regarding the draft documents developed by the CIS IPA CIS together with the EBRD on public-private partnership in the CIS countries (the collection of model documents, methodological recommendations and practices), Tatyana Runets said that the government agencies and organizations that reviewed the package supported and highly appreciated the relevance of the documents and their applicability to the Republic of Belarus.